Our Team

Note: The UBC Human Rights Collective (HRC) is based out of the UBC Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE). The HRC is supported by the wider UBC ORICE team.


Dr. Jenny Peterson

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Jenny Peterson (she/her) is the Faculty Advisor for the UBC Human Rights Collective. Jenny Peterson joined the department from the Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute (Manchester) where she worked as a lecturer from 2009-2013. She is broadly interested in the politics of international aid with her past work analyzing process of liberal peacebuilding and critiques thereof. [...]

Tamara Baldwin

Director, Office of Regional and International Community Engagement

Tamara Baldwin (she/her) is the Director of the Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE) at the University of British Columbia (which the UBC Human Rights Collective is housed under). Tamara has worked in higher education for two decades with a background in community/international development, student engagement, curriculum design, assessment and facilitation. [...]

Emma Villalobos

ORICE Program Assistant

Emma Villalobos (she/her) is a fourth-year student majoring in International Relations and minoring in Law and Society. She is passionate about social justice and human rights. Therefore, she is excited to join the Human Rights Training Project as a program assistant. [...]

Aida Sanjush

ICF Afghanistan
Student Researcher

Aida Sanjush is an avid learner with a strong sense of community, driven by a profound dedication to humanitarian causes, particularly advocating for women’s education and promoting the well-being of refugees. After completing a transformative year-round exchange program at Sciences Po in France, Aida is currently embarking on the final year of her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of British Columbia. [...]

Shogofa Alizada

ICF Afghanistan
Student Researcher

Shogofa (she/her) is a second-year student pursuing Geography (Environment & Sustainability) with a minor in GIS and Geographical Computations. A Hazara from Afghanistan, she moved to the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples in 2017. She is joining the UBC HRC as a student researcher for the ICF-Afghanistan project. When not working or studying, Shogofa can be found hiking, reading, and exploring the city with friends.